Women in the Garden by Claude Monet

While Claude Monet is now primarily known as a landscape painter (hello, water lillies!), his early works featured a variety of portraits. Out of all of them, his first wife Camille is the most popular subject.


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American Gothic – Fashion Inspiration

Here are my top picks to have you looking slightly less like a "pinched, grim-faced, puritanical Bible-thumper" that embodies American Gothic and a little more effortlessly chill. It's a perfect look for our current Autumn weather.


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American Gothic by Grant Wood

This American Life...
American Gothic is by far Grant Wood’s most famous painting, and it’s also one of the most recognizable works of the 20th century. Wood painted it in 1930 and it wasn’t long before the parodies started to emerge – however, it wasn’t always received with such admiration.


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Frida Kahlo – Fashion Inspo

Frida was an incredibly passionate Mexican artist who was inspired by Mexican popular culture. Today’s inspo outfit is all about bright colours with a twist of kitsch and fun.


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The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo

How do you mend a broken heart?....
When Frida first painted this piece, she initially wrote in her diary that it was inspired by an imaginary friend she had as a child. It was only much later on, perhaps after she had somewhat recovered from the emotional struggle of the divorce, that she admitted her divorce is what inspired her to create it.


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Saudade – Fashion Inspiration

As might be expected, there are no bright and cheerful pieces in this group... but what we do have is some classics brought together to provide a calm and somewhat melancholy outfit that would be nice on an overcast *not raining* day.


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Saudade by Almeida Junior

All the love that remains...
Saudade is a beautiful oil painting by one of Brazil's most famous artists. If like me, you'd never heard of the word Saudade before - its because it's one of those words that has no English equivalent... but this painting captures it's meaning perfectly.


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The Son of Man by Rene Magritte

Everything we see hides another thing...


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Andromeda by Gustave Dore

Who doesn't love a bit of greek mythology with their paintings?


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Flaming June

Sleeping beauty.... or femme fatale?


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The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

A difficult decision that makes all the difference


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Degas

If you see Ballerina's - It's Degas!


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Feud, Bette & Joan

Feuds are never about hate... Feuds are always about pain.


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Bill Cunningham (1929-2016)

He who seeks beauty will find it


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Georges Hugnet

A bit of Dada-ism to brighten your day.


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Cy Twombly

An elegant collection of scratches


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